The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on October 2, 1983 · Page 105
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OCTOBER 2, 1983 THE DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER 5P 07j HONE catalyst for a nifty mew look people do you know with beds in their living rooms?" She credits her carpenters with creating the right look. To add to the look, a pine wall was added elsewhere in the living room. Kathy explains that the carpenters routed both sides of the pine boards. Also, walls were painted black where the pine wall would be, so that white walls wouldn't show through in case the boards contracted. Flat nails added to the country look. To get the mellow look, a long proqess of sealing, varnishing and sanding many times took place. On the big floor-length double window in the living room, an unusual window treatment a stylized barn door further carries out the country theme. Complete with a latch and hinges, it keeps out strong west sun and will act as a good insulator this winter. Pheasant prints on the walls and a hanging wall quilt featuring ducks carries out the look, as do baskets of pine cones, crocks and decoys. By adding the architectural interest, the Wagoners have not had to buy new furniture or accessories. The pieces they already owned fit nicely into the new environment A conversation pit lined with brick flanks an open fireplace in one corner. Corded cushions and toss pillows in a blue and beige print make the cozy corner inviting. Bracketed shelving has been added through the house for accessories. In the bedrooms of three young daughters, these shelves keep dolls and other collectibles in order. The Wagoners' entryway sets the mood for their country home. Brick floor and walls form an interesting backdrop for a small church pew with blue and white plump pillows and a cutout "welcome" heart that does just that The girls, Kristin, Stacey and Allison, enjoy the fact that the house opens onto the back of a nearby country club's golf course. So does Dennis, a partner in the accounting firm of McGladrey Hendrickson and Co. For Kathy, it just adds to the country feel of her new environment. "I really enjoy the homey feeling that the country look gives you." P&'k' 1 "If 3 t f I I 1 ij I'- Y-K x- . ww i I . ' y - 3 OPPOSITE ABOVE: A built-in bunk bed unit unusual window treatment a stylized bant door (shown open on the cover) divides the living room farther carries out the country theme, and adjacent dining room, in addition to adding ABOVE: A comfortable conversation pit construct-extra sleeping space. OPPOSITE BELOW: An ed of brick shares space next to the open fireplace .First by popular choice P idgeon'8 is the number one home furnishings and appliance dealer in Iowa. Last year more Iowans purchased a major item from one of our two Des Moines locations than ever before. That put us in the upper 10 percent in volume sales and in the top 2 percent in sales increases of all similar stores nationwide. We're pleased and proud of that, but best of all, we are pleased and proud to have two generations of customers who return again and again to shop at our stores. We've always offered the best possible quality merchandise at the lowest possible price 8. As you can see it works. IT JLlMJCMlliS HOME FURNISHINGS 6050 North 2nd Ave. 224-0021 8800 Hickman Rd. 278-2002 LOOK FOR OUR AD IN TODAY'S MAIN NEWS SECTION. 5 '' "e'j'fv " Travel to The Mansion and tee the moat imaginative and extenaiv diiplaya of the very best furnishing, more fine thinns than you'll see in any store in the midwest Stop in or telephone for an appointment with one of The Mansion a talented professional desirnera. You II be glad for our experienced assistance and understanding of the many decisions necessary when you select new furnishings. Shopping at The Mansion is a unique and delightful experience. Please visit soon. 538 South Gilbert Iowa City, Iowa 52240 319338-2830 Gallery OFFERS original SN serlgraphs, lithograph and etchings. FINE ART 4 I I eft . fllllaffc IHIMIIM t-KflM fill mountlng,h.nd w w w w I inm a awj museum ACCESSORIES wrapped suede and linen mats. brass accents, sculpture, and hand thrown pottery PLUS A LARGE SELECTION OF NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTISTS 968 MERLE HAY MALL 278-9687 Specializing in Country Decorating Featuring: Babertham Plantation Fumitur in pint and ehtrry. Borkholder Amith Crafter Fumiturt in oak and pin. Offering also Baldwin Braa Hardware, braided rug and aece-torie to complete the charm and warmth of the country look. mHSP Gifts & Accessories Valley West Mall West Des Moines, Iowa 515-224-1175 o 20 to 30 OFF FABRIC 20 OFF ROC-LON LININGS 20 OFF LABOR Take advantage of our FREE Shop Al Home Service while you save on a lovely group of Custom Draperies. Choose from a large selection of. fabrics including antique satins, sheers, casements, laces and cottons. Save on linings that protect your new draperies. Save on labor, top treatments included. Call today for your appointment. Kirsch Hardware Available Custom Draperies Valley West Mall 223-13 II O Valley West Mall PETERSEN HAHHED VOHMAUR S1

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